If ever you wanted an Uncle Sam of your very own...

Uncle Rainbow Uncle Sam Troy

Uncle Rainbow, intact, before all the unpleasantness.

The Uncle Sam Project -- the public art display of Uncle Sam statues around downtown Troy -- is coming to a close soon. And that means many of the Uncles Sam will be auctioned off.

As it happens, you can bid online for the fiberglass statues. Sixteen of them are available. The opening bid on each is $750, though a few have already been bid up.

The bidding opened Monday and will continue through the Downtown Troy BID's annual dinner December 4.

Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the BID or, if the Uncle Sam was created by a school group, the group's school.

The 17th Sam: There could be a 17th Uncle Sam up for auction, Mike DeMasi reports -- if his head is released from the Troy police evidence room. (You know, because of the unfortunate episode this past August.)

Comments

the 17th Sam sounds like some Dr. Suess book.

I'd like to bid on just the head of Rainbow Sam as the entire same is a little out of my budget right now.

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